After being seemingly left for dead, the long-in-development film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s acclaimed comic series “Y: The Last Man” has suddenly risen from the ashes.
Vulture reports that New Line Cinema has put the project back in action and on the fast track following a very positive response to the latest version of the script from former “Jericho” writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia.
In fact the studio has reportedly already begun the process of meeting with directorial candidates to hire for the project. The writing duo came onboard back in March and started afresh, chucking out the previous draft by Carl Ellsworth.
Both DJ Caruso (“Disturbia”) and Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”) were previously attached as directors while Shia LaBeouf and Alicia Keys were linked to star. None of them are expected to return.
The comic follows young amateur escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, the last two men on Earth. Something simultaneously kills every mammal on Earth possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm.
Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men. Yorick goes on a mission to find his girlfriend Beth, who was on vacation in Australia.